Thursday, Feb. 9
Gov. Scott Walker’s biennial budget plan includes more money for K-12 schools than was even requested by state Superintendent Tony Evers, but Madison schools may lose $16 million because they’re not in full compliance with Act 10, the Wisconsin State Journal reports. Because sometimes, in politics, you have to punish children.
David Michael Miller
Members of the Dane County Board vote 30-3 to move forward with developing the former Messner property on East Washington Avenue into affordable-housing units. The county bought the property in 2015 with hopes of turning it into a homeless shelter, but, as it turns out, people think the working poor are more desirable neighbors than the truly destitute.
Tuesday, Feb. 14
Walker’s budget would eliminate the Department of Natural Resources’ subscriber-supported Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine, the State Journal reports. Silly science, it’s just liberal snowflake propaganda.
A German shepherd from Edgerton named Rumor wins top honors at the Westminster Kennel Club dog show, besting 2,800 other pups. She’s the hero this town deserves.
Wednesday, Feb. 15
Madison’s ice rinks are officially closed for the season, officials announce. Yes, 50-degree temperatures in February are totally normal; nothing to see here.
Madison’s Street Use Staff Commission votes to allow Thursday night farmers’ markets on the 200-400 blocks of West Gorham Street for three nights this summer. Maybe the bounty will spread to the State Street retail establishments.